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    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran
    Apr10

    FTAC: Reprise: How ISIL Serves Moscow, Damascus, and Tehran

    Again: Assad (w/ Putin and Khamenei looking on) incubated ISIL as a tool with several interesting functions: –A “jihadi” trap that has drawn thousands of fighters to itself, including from Chechnya, to serve as a “Kill Zone” for the type. Not a bad idea, eh? –However: the same ploy turns out for bribing the west — “Assad OR The Terrorists” in...

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 4/3-4/7
    Apr10

    Kleptocracy Weekly: 4/3-4/7

    KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live. ICYMI: Watch video of the 3/31 Brookings event, ‘One year after the Panama Papers: Progress on anonymous corporate ownership?’, which featured Senator Whitehouse, KI’s...

    Russian media twist Bellingcat study to find Ukrainian Buk in Donbas before MH17
    Apr10

    Russian media twist Bellingcat study to find Ukrainian Buk in Donbas before MH17

    Incredibly, some Ukrainian websites have copy-pasted Russian propaganda media, including a website closely linked with the defence ministry, which deliberately distorted the findings of a new Bellingcat investigation …read more Source: Kharkiv Human Rights Protection...

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 6, 2017
    Apr06

    Kleptocracy Daily: April 6, 2017

    KI will host Oleksander Danyliuk, Minister of Finance of Ukraine, for a discussion with Walter Russell Mead at Hudson Institute on April 19. Sign up or watch live. News The UK published a groundbreaking proposal for a public register showing the beneficial owners of property owned by foreign companies. UBS is off the hook in Switzerland’s...

    Tightening the RuNet Screws
    Apr06

    Tightening the RuNet Screws

    Russian lawmakers want to ban kids from social media, require ‘real name’ registration. From Global Voices. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    MEPs approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians
    Apr06

    MEPs approve visa-free travel for Ukrainians

    The European Parliament today (6 April) supported easing travel rules for Ukrainians, driving on a Western integration viewed with great suspicion by Moscow. …read more Source:...

    Fake News in the Service of Post-Truth Belarus
    Apr06

    Fake News in the Service of Post-Truth Belarus

    The fate of the Independent Institute for Socio-Economic and Political Studies emphasizes the need to protect the few remaining independent sources of information in the country. …read more Source: Transitions Online...

    With crackdown on protests, Russia’s new friend Belarus tightens its grip on power
    Apr06

    With crackdown on protests, Russia’s new friend Belarus tightens its grip on power

    Recent months have seen unprecedented social protest in Belarus. According to Human Rights Watch, citizen mobilisation has also resulted in mass and arbitrary arrests of demonstrators, human rights activists and journalists in this authoritarian nation. On orders of President Aleksandr Lukashenko, who has ruled the country since 1994, some 1,000...

    Politics podcast: Matthew Sussex on Russia’s long game
    Apr06

    Politics podcast: Matthew Sussex on Russia’s long game

    A cloud continues to hover over Russian interference in the US presidential election. Associate professor Matthew Sussex, academic director at the Australian National University’s National Security College and a specialist in Russian foreign and strategic policy, says Russia’s meddling has been “exceptionally damaging”. “I think that...

    Who is a better ally for the US – Russia or China?
    Apr06

    Who is a better ally for the US – Russia or China?

    3D_creation/www.shutterstock.comForty-five years ago last February, U.S. President Richard Nixon returned from a visit to China that shocked the world and unsettled leaders in Moscow, who were awaiting a visit from Nixon a few months later. Soviet leaders wondered if they were finally witnessing the birth of a U.S.-China alliance that they had...

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